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Watch Ryan Coogler's 2009 Film 'Locks'

Watch Ryan Coogler’s 2009 Film ‘Locks’

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 3:46PM

Watch the film he made before “Fruitvale.”

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Why Do NFL Players Risk Their Lives for Football? It's the Economy, Stupid

Why Do NFL Players Risk Their Lives for Football? It’s the Economy, Stupid

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 2:58PM

67 percent of NFL players in the 2011 season were black.

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How 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler Brought Real Life to the Big Screen

How ‘Fruitvale’ Director Ryan Coogler Brought Real Life to the Big Screen

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 11:20AM

Oscar Grant was murdered by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer on new year’s day four years ago. His story is once again making international headlines thanks to a young director’s film that recounts Grant’s last 24-hours.

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Houston Waiter Stands Up For Special Needs Child [Video]

Houston Waiter Stands Up For Special Needs Child [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2013, 12:54PM

Meet Michael Garcia, a waiter at Laurenzo’s Restaurant in Houston, Texas.

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Professional Lip Reader Says He Knows Why The First Lady Rolled Her Eyes at Boehner

Professional Lip Reader Says He Knows Why The First Lady Rolled Her Eyes at Boehner

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2013, 11:53AM

“Inside Edition” sent out their detectives to do some investigating.

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I'm Barack Obama and I Approve These Bangs

I’m Barack Obama and I Approve These Bangs

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 3:40PM

“I love Michelle Obama,” the president said at the start of brief remarks at a candlelight reception at the National Building Museum on Sunday. “And to address the most significant event of this weekend: I love her bangs.”…

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Bidding War at Sundance for Oscar Grant Film

Bidding War at Sundance for Oscar Grant Film

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 12:50PM

The Weinstein Company is wrapping up a deal to acquire “Fruitvale,” a drama based film based on Oscar Grant’s last days.

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Cuban-American Director Premieres David Sedaris Film Adaptation at Sundance

Cuban-American Director Premieres David Sedaris Film Adaptation at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2013, 1:17PM

Writer and director Kyle Patrick Alvarez will premiere his second feature film at the Sundance Film Festival this coming Saturday.

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Rosa Parks Statue to Be Added to the Capitol

Rosa Parks Statue to Be Added to the Capitol

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 5:43PM

Parks will become the first African-American woman to have her own statue in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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Issa Rae Has an Awkward Black Girl Moment With Katie Couric [Video]

Issa Rae Has an Awkward Black Girl Moment With Katie Couric [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 5:00PM

On Thursday, Issa Rae appeared on the “Katie” show.

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For Her Birthday, Michelle Obama Got a New Twitter Account (And New Bangs)

For Her Birthday, Michelle Obama Got a New Twitter Account (And New Bangs)

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 4:41PM

The First Lady turns 49 today.

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An Argument to Bring 'All My Babies' Mamas' Back

An Argument to Bring ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ Back

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 4:12PM

What if ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ wasn’t canceled? Would it be so bad?

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10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 2:36PM

The 11-day festival will showcase 119 feature films and documentaries that range from a drama based on Oscar Grant’s last 24-hours to a short film that follows real life high-rise window washers in Chicago.

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The 'Stop Saying These Things to Asians' Video

The ‘Stop Saying These Things to Asians’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 11:31AM

Comedian Eliot Chang’s latest video is a public service announcement.

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George Zimmerman’s Attorneys Receive Trayvon Martin’s School Records

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 12:43PM

The legal team for George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, has received a copy of the 17-year-old’s school records, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. “We are entitled to receive the school records because some information…

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Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She's Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars

Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She’s Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 12:01PM

Last week, Wallis became the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar in the best-actress category.

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Watch Denzel Have to Tell Everyone At Golden Globes That's His Daughter, Not His Wife

Watch Denzel Have to Tell Everyone At Golden Globes That’s His Daughter, Not His Wife

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 5:00PM

Several respected news agencies (including the New York Times) issued corrections after they identified Washington’s daughter as his wife Pauletta.

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WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream Of [Video]

WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream Of [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 3:28PM

The Post continues its three part video series that asks: What do you fear, love and dream of?

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On His Birthday, Watch MLK's  'Black is Beautiful' Speech

On His Birthday, Watch MLK’s ‘Black is Beautiful’ Speech

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 1:53PM

MLK said freedom and self-respect are never given, but must be unapologetically taken.

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Oxygen Reportedly Cancels New Show 'All My Babies' Mamas'

Oxygen Reportedly Cancels New Show ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 11:11AM

Oxygen is expected to announce that All My Babies’ Mamas won’t ever see the light of day.

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